You do not need to be an “in-the-weeds” political junkie to understand the dynamic at play here…. the media is clueless. However, just log it for reference.
(Via NBC) House Speaker Paul Ryan and Ivanka Trump met in private Monday, according to sources familiar with the meeting.
Ryan, who delivered remarks at the New York Economic Club, met with the GOP nominee’s daughter and trusted adviser at her request and the two had a “very positive discussion,” according to the sources. One aide said Ryan spoke about his experience on the presidential ticket in 2012 and Trump shared updates about her father’s campaign.
Ivanka Trump’s overture to the House Speaker appears to be an attempt at bridge-building, and comes one week after vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence visited Capitol Hill on his own mission to mend fences.
Ryan and Donald Trump have had a strained relationship throughout the 2016 campaign and while the Speaker has said he supports his party’s nominee, he has been critical of Trump at several turns.
Just last week, Ryan said that Trump should release his tax returns to the public. For his part, Trump flirted with supporting Ryan’s primary challenger this summer before endorsing the Speaker just days ahead of the vote. (link)